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The 1950s and 1960s  #5 of 5      
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Isabella's 1959  
An interior shot of Isabella Suttles' beauty shop on High. The old Mount Mary Hospital can be clearly seen through the window. This business was located at Blue Diamond for 26 years before it was moved here in 1959.  Isabella also owned the Leatherwood Beauty Shop.

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Court Room 1950s
Perry County Judge Executive Courtney Wells presiding during this trial in the old court house building.

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Highway 15 Construction
View of Hwy 15 under construction in Walkertown.
Courtesy Peoples Bank and Trust

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Dawahare Brothers
The eight Dawahare brothers in town for the opening of their new department store in Hazard

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Perry County Medical Society
Late 1950s photo of meeting held in dining room of the  La Citadelle

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Memorial Gymnasium
This scene provides a good view of the area surrounding the gymnasium which opened in 1951

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M. C. Napier High School Students
Students pose for photographer on the steps of Napier high school in the mid 1950s.

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First TV Broadcast 1965
Hazard's first local broadcast as seen on WKIC-TV. Virgil Walton Napier interviews Clarence Baker on the 'Man On The Street' program. Ernest Sparkman operates camera.
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Husband of Local Girl Is Brilliant Success
So reads the Hazard Tribune newspaper caption to this 1966 photo taken in New York City

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Senator Robert Kennedy
The senator in Hazard viewing living conditions in Appalachia - 1968 (l to r) Oscar Combs (Hazard Herald), Kennedy, Virgil Napier (WKIC/WSGS)
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photos: Paul Gordon

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Davis Bros. Kenyon Auto Store
Very nice color photo of this downtown landmark establishment operated for many years by Roscoe Davis and his brother.

More Photographs from the 1950s -1960s

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there - even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds,  snatched from eternity.
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